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Social Media Image Sizes: A Quick Guide for Each Social Channel [Bookmarkable]

Posted on: November 3rd, 2017

One of the writers at Hootsuiteūü¶Č¬†has said: Unlike spandex, social media is not one-size-fits-all.

…And this sounds so true today!

If you are not tailoring your images to each Social Channel, you can run into issues, like blurry pixelation, awkward cropping, etc.. They can immediately destroy the quality of your content.

To avoid the mentioned above here is the most current Image dimensions for each Social Network.

Instagram Image Sizes:
  • Profile image:¬†110 x 110
  • Image thumbnail:¬†161 x 161
  • Shared images:¬†¬†1080 x 1080
  • Shared videos:¬†1080 pixels wide
Twitter Image Sizes:
  • Header image:¬†1500 x 500
  • Profile image:¬†400 x 400
  • Timeline image:¬†506 x 253
Facebook Image Sizes:
  • Cover image:¬†828 x 315
  • Profile image:‚Č• 180 x 180
  • Shared image:¬†1200 x 900
  • Shared link preview image:¬†1200 x 628
Linkedin Image Sizes
  • Banner image:¬†1850 x 200
  • Profile image:¬†400 x 400
  • Cover image:¬†1536 x 768
  • Shared image:¬†350 pixels wide
  • Shared link preview:¬†180 x 110
  • Logo image:¬†400 x 400
Pinterest image sizes:
  • Profile image:¬†180 x 180
  • Board cover image:¬†214 x 100
  • Pin preview:¬†238 pixels wide
  • Channel cover images:¬†Varies by viewing platform
  • Channel icon:¬†800 x 800
  • Video thumbnail:¬†1280 x 720


As it turns out, sizing images correctly for social media is not a simple task. Even just for¬†Facebook marketing, photo dimensions vary according to where and how it’s shared — from cover photos, to timeline images, to profile pictures.

If you need more assistance in SM, Digilite will be happy to listen to your story!


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